Lost highway opportunity | AspenTimes.com
YOUR AD HERE »

Lost highway opportunity

Dear Editor:

Isn’t it ironic that 40 years after the initial effort to improve the entrance to Aspen began, it is now apparent that nothing will be built in the foreseeable future? A viable project was funded in 1968 that would have provided a smoothly flowing highway into Aspen all these years. However, an environmental coalition led by Dwight Shellman managed to get the project killed.

The outcry at that time was an improved highway would lead to growth. Guess what happened anyway?



Unfortunately, those most impacted by this bad decision are the common people serving and building Aspen. Those sitting in stop-and-go traffic daily, remind yourselves that a cause in the name of evironmentalism has done this to you.

Dick Prosence



Meeker


Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Aspen and Snowmass Village make the Aspen Times’ work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.

 

Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User